Unlike generic technical writing courses, this petroleum-specific class will focus on upstream jargon and oil industry writing standards following the Society of Petroleum Engineers Style Guide. Developed for engineers and geoscientists, especially those with English as a second language, this course starts by defining the parts of speech as building blocks, then teaches students how to build strong sentences, paragraphs, and documents that are clear, concise, and correct. Grammar, usage, capitalization, and punctuation rules are covered using good and bad writing examples taken from real-life oil industry writings. Microsoft Word tips for formatting text, figures, tables, and equations will be shared, along with editing and proofreading techniques for polishing the final writing product.
You will recieve 8 hours for continuing education.